Reiki involves the transfer of energy from practitioner to patient and claims to enhance the body’s natural ability to heal itself through the balancing of energy. Reiki utilizes specific techniques for restoring and balancing the natural life force energy within the body. It is a holistic, natural, hands-on energy healing system that touches on all levels: body, mind, and spirit.
Reiki (pronounced ray-key) is a Japanese word representing universal life energy, the energy which is all around us. It is derived from rei, meaning “free passage” or “transcendental spirit” and ki, meaning “vital life force energy” or ” universal life energy.”
Reiki energy has several basic effects: it brings about deep relaxation, destroys perceived energy blockages, tries to detoxify the system, provides new vitality in the form of healing energy, and increases the vibrational frequency of the body.
Treatments may be given sitting in a chair or lying on a table, while the client remains fully clothed. Treatments often feel like a wonderful loving, glowing radiance that flows through and around the client. What one experiences from a Reiki treatment can vary from person to person, but whatever the experience, at it’s simplest level, deep relaxation is usually felt by all, leaving one feeling refreshed, feeling lighter, and having a more positive balanced outlook on life. The individual being healed has to take an active part in the healing process. The individual takes responsibility for his or her healing.
Reiki is the energy of love. Reiki is unconditional love, healing and acceptance. Reiki is seeing the divine in all. Reiki may enhance your own personal beliefs. And while the Reiki ideals are similar to the golden rule, and the concept of loving/honoring thy neighbor as thyself, Reiki is *not* a religion. It merely holds to the universal ideals that promote peace and harmony in ourselves, with others and with mother earth. Reiki is healing that is restorative balance and good health.
Practitioners study with Reiki masters to learn how to access ki and become a channel for its transmission. Students learn basic healing patterns and the “laying on of hands” for themselves and others. More advanced practitioners may use absentee healing-which involves practicing Reiki on someone from a long distance, such as a different part of the country- or goal-oriented healing to address specific problems. Regular classes are available.